‘I Feel Young’ – Hadiqa Kiani Reflects On Her Career, Ageism Critics & Adoption

Last year every celebrity has spoken about their inner feelings and expressed what they have been through. Now one of the finest singers of our industry Hadiqa Kiani who not only spread musical rhythm in the country but also exhibited her acting skills as well.

She has been through a lot of things, even after being in the industry for more than a decade she faced hard times. Struggled with ageism which is now common these days especially in every industry and for women.

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She recently sat down and spoke about all these things including her beautiful relationship with music and the joy of adoption which is priceless for her.

Hadiqa Kiani on her journey, struggle, and adoption

In an interview Hadiqa put some light on her journey, she shared, “I am at a turning point in my life.” She added, “This is my journey and I am not apologetic about it. Whatever choices I made in life, whether they were related to music or life, are what define me.

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The mistakes, the failures, whatever success, whatever turmoil I went through. The heartbreaks, the divorces, the adoption of my child, life-threatening situations, my mother’s paralysis diagnosis.

I have faced all of this, but at this turning point in my life, I feel alone because I am alone now. I want to make new music, which I have done recently. This new music isn’t for the viewers or the listeners. It is for myself.”

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She also then talked about her drama serial role in Raqeeb Se,  “If Momina had offered me a role that I did not relate with, chances are I wouldn’t have accepted it.

But, God was so kind. She gave me the role of Sakina. I explored myself. I took out all my emotions through Raqeeb Se and Dobara. It was cathartic. It was me breaking out.”

Explaining how she can be her truest self when it comes to her art, Hadiqa said, “I have been conditioned since I was a child to be told what to do. Music, and then, by extension, acting, were the only pure things and truly mine.”

‘There are many Mehrus’ – Hadiqa

Reflecting on her character of Dobara Mehru who learns to live and love again after her husband’s death. She said, “‘There are so many Mehrus, including myself, all around me.

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They come to me in airports and at weddings telling me they see themselves in Mehru. Their husbands are with them, but they just come up to me and blatantly say it.”

When an interviewer asked her about her struggle due to ageism she said, “Sources very close to me told me a decade ago that my contemporaries in music had already been sent to their graves. They told me that I had achieved all that I possibly could and that I should be happy with that.

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I was in my 30s. So, even when I was in my 20s, I had been relatively older due to my mature nature and my mind. People used to call me ‘aapi’, ‘didi’, and ‘baji’ even in my 20s.

Now that I am closer to old age, I feel young. It’s all in your head. If you tell yourself you’ve seen and done it all, you’re as good as dead.”

‘I wanted to adopt a boy’ – Hadiqa Kiani

Everyone knows that Hadiqa has adopted their son through the Edhi foundation after the devastating earthquake in 2005. She recalled that time,  “In July 2005, I told my sister I wanted to adopt a boy. Naaday Ali.

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I even knew the name with full clarity. My sister told me that I was creating more trouble for myself because I had my whole life ahead of me and that I would be complicating it. Then the earthquake happened.”

She added, “I had been through my first divorce. The script had already been written by God. He gave me [my son] as a gift and blessing. I am so grateful.”

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There has always been difficult when it comes to adopting a kid, on that topic she said, “I had to go through I lot of difficulty after the adoption. I had to go through a lot of issues to get his NICOP, but NADRA has now made things easier.”

“If you don’t have that motherly feeling, you won’t have it for your biological child either. It becomes a matter of necessity. [Adoption] is different because it is your own choice, and when you choose to have someone in your life who is not from your womb, then that love is something else entirely. It is unconditional.”

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